Cricket: Imran votes for Wasim

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The Independent Online
IMRAN KHAN, Pakistan's World Cup-winning captain, said yesterday that Wasim Akram is the ideal man to lead Pakistan on the all-important tour of India later this month.

Pakistan are scheduled to play their first two Tests against their arch- rivals for 11 years, besides participating in the Asian Test Championship and triangular one-day series, which also features Sri Lanka. The Pakistan Cricket Board's executive council is scheduled to meet in Lahore tomorrow, when the captain for the Indian tour is likely to be announced.

"He [Wasim] is a complete team man and I think should be made the captain of the national team," Imran said. "The tour of India is always something different from the tours of other countries, and I think Wasim is the right man who could lead under pressure."